National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Drive Electric Poolesville Day Event
Poolesville, MD
Sep 17, 2022

Day: Saturday, September 17, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Location: Town of Poolesville
19950 Fisher Ave
Poolesville, MD 20837
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2022.

Event Report

  • The parade will include vehicles from the Maryland Tesla Owners Club, Poolesville.Green, Nissan, Military Warriors Support Foundation Nisan Leaf, and more (to include the Rivian R1T pickup and R1S SUV, the Nisan Ariya (pre-production SUV), Ford Lighting).
  • Award Ceremony - Wells Fargo, Nissan of Bowie, and Military Warriors Support Foundation are giving a local veteran a new all-electric Nisan LEAF
  • County Executive Marc Elrich will present a proclamation
  • D15 Delegate David Fraser-Hidalgo will be a presenting Citation
  • D15 State Senator Brian Feldman
  • Jim Brown, President of Poolesville's Commissioners
  • Nissan giving Rides in their new pre-production Ariya SUV.
  • A huge static display area (Nissan’s Corner) from Nissan Corp including free T-shirts and more
  • Static Display of MCPS All-Electric School Bus
  • EV Trucks!! (Rivian R1T and R1S & Ford F-150 Lightning)
  • Dedicated EV static display Education area  (for one-on-one visitor Q&A with EV owners)
  • Display of all the Tesla Models from the Maryland Tesla Owners Club
  • Big Tent Talk Presentations /Group Discussions


                     EV Charging Installation Panel Discussion

                     EV Divas: Why Women Love EVs

  • Approximately 13 vendor/sponsor booths by companies representing County Departments like Permitting, Transportation and Environmental Protection, charging manufacturers/installers, EV Engineering experts, automotive paint protection, Utilities, Renewables, and EV Owner groups.
  • A County All-Electric EV Ride-on Bus will be back this year serving as Poolesville Day's event shuttle from local parking lots
Free Drawings to include an EGO electric Lawnmower, grass trimmer, and more.

Shared Photos: 

Other great videos out there on Poolesville Day and our National Drive Electric Poolesville Day Event:

photo by: Mel Hsieh
Nissan giving Rides in their new pre-production Ariya SUV

More photos from this event.

Event Description


For the latest up-to-date information, check (after registering) our Event Driver and Vendor Information Planning Page: The Driver and Vendor Info Page 

NOTE: It will be held on Saturday, September 17th, 2022!

Poolesville Green’s 2021 National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) Poolesville Day Electric Vehicle Show was a huge success again! With 260+ vehicles registered, we were the largest NDEW event out of 245+ events worldwide (based on registered vehicles).  We expect even more visitors, more highlights, more big sponsors, manufacturers, and dealerships, more rides and drives, more give-a-ways, and more FUN this coming year!  Let's make 2022 the biggest and best year ever. Come help us make it happen!

For most of the answers to the Who, What, Where, When, and How (with maps) please check:


Why Come?
  • To learn more about your EV and other EVs from real EV owners, from dealerships, and from manufacturers
  • To share what you know with other EVers and with the general public (help them "Join the rEVolution") 
  • And most of all, to have Fun!  Oh, and get free stuff.

Who Should Register? 
  • Anyone interested in getting event updates and changes.
  • Plug-In Electric and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Car Owners who love to show off their vehicles and to share with others: The more the merrier. (Free event shirt, "Swag Bag" and other goodies for Registered Vehicle Owners/Dealerships, first come, first served, while supplies last). Plus registered drivers only free drawings.
  • Sponsors: We need sponsors to help make this the best NDEW event ever. 
  • Media: Please help us get the word out! Exclusive access! Pre-event demonstrations.
  • Volunteers: We need the help (you get a T-shirt for that) :) 
  • ALL (Note: Only Sponsors, Volunteers, and EV / PHEV Car owners will get a FREE T-Shirt, but all can reserve one (for $18 donation)). 
  • Registering Multiple Vehicles: Bringing more than 1 Electric/Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle? Please register each (Note: Each registration will have to have its own email address, otherwise it will overwrite your 1st registration).  Use a 2nd email address on a new registration or tell us home many vehicles you are bringing in the comment section, this helps in our event planning.

Why Register Now?

  • You will be notified of any changes, additions, headliners, and of any related EV events,
  • Registration helps us plan the event and to arrange for the correct number of T-Shirts and give-a-ways (Free to Registered Vehicle Owners/Dealerships). Note, we usually have a limited supply of t-shirts. Please sign up early and we will do our best to have enough.
  • So please help us help you, EV owner or not, please register here and now.
  • Not sure if you can make it? Register now anyway! That way you will know if there are any changes. We can remove your name later if you find you cannot attend (just send me a note).
  • Showing early interest helps media and sponsors to gauge and encourage their participation. 
  • Click the blue REGISTER button at the top of this page and you'll be entered for a chance to win a $250 Visa gift card

COVID-19 Updates:
Poolesville Day COVID-19 Updates see:  (to be updated for 2022 as we get closer)
Test Drives and Rides:  Drivers and passengers need to be vaccinated at least 14 days prior to the event. All should wear face coverings and other than the car owner, all participants should be from the same household. 

Prizes (free drawings):

Register your vehicle and you will be given a ticket for a chance to win one of these wonderful prizes...more to come!

Public (open to all with a ticket, see the check-in desk) Drawings at 1 pm and 3 pm.  (some items at 1 pm and some at 3 pm)
 EGO has donated: 

EGO Power+ LM2022SP 20-Inch 56-Volt Cordless Self-Propelled Lawn Mower
     and an 
EGO Power+ ST1511T 15-Inch Weed Eater 56-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless POWERLOAD String Trimmer Kit

        * More Information coming ...

Driver Drawing at 3:30 pm (this is for EV/PHEV Registered Drivers
   Here is a quick list of some of the items:
         *  Information coming ...

* for the main prized items, you do not need to be present to win. Most items will be given at the live drawing. 


We are non-profit and really need your help (note: donations are not required to participate). We are looking for sponsors (as little as $20 dollars on up). A fairly standard donation with most of the benefits starts at $250. Early donations of $250 or more will get your logo added to our event T-Shirts. The sooner you sponsor, the more your logos will show up on our websites, flyers, and other event media. Donations can be made through our website: (Click on "Donate Now"). Donations can also be made in terms of a valued gift to be used in drawings and raffles to our drivers and to our guests at the event. Contact me directly (click the blue contact button at top of this page) to make arrangements for pickup or delivery of those types of donations. Register here to get the latest updates through our EV event email list and/or contact me directly (click the blue contact button at top of this page). 


Contact me directly (click the blue contact button at top of this page) for info or to make special arrangements. Register here to get the latest updates. We can plan a "media day" prior to the event day, make arrangements. Check out events from prior years at Poolesville Green

Any questions, contact us through this site (after registering) or through http://Poolesville.Green 
or direct email: use the Contact button near the top, under the Registration and Volunteer buttons.

A special Thank You to our 2022 Event Sponsors:

Platinum Level Sponsors 


Gold Level Sponsors


Silver Level Sponsors



Bronze Level Sponsors   




Become a Sponsor or Donor for our 2022 event at http://Poolesville.Green/support-us/ (and/or click on "Contact" the organizers of this event near the top of this page).

Registered Attendees

There are currently 608 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 50
Tesla Model Y 31
Tesla Model S 16
Chevrolet Bolt 10
Volkswagen ID.4 9
Polestar 2 7
Tesla Model X 7
Ford Mustang Mach-E 6
Ford F-150 Lightning 5
Hyundai Ioniq 5 5
Rivian R1T 5
Zero Motorcycle 5
Chevrolet Volt 4
Hyundai KONA Electric 4
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 4
Kia EV6 3
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 3
BMW i4 2
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 2
Porsche Taycan 2
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 2
Audi e-tron 1
BMW 330e 1
BMW X5 xDrive45e 1
BMW i3 REx 1
Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid 1
EV Conversion 1
Energica Eva 1
Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid 1
Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid 1
Jaguar I-Pace 1
Kia Niro Electric 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Rivian R1S 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Tesla Roadster 1
Toyota Prius Prime 1
Volkswagen e-Golf 1
38 Models 199
Vehicle Registered

Registered attendees report 5,668,081 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America logo
Electric Vehicle Association logo
Sierra Club logo
EVHybridNoire logo
Drive Electric USA logo

Platinum Level Sponsors

Silver Level Sponsor

Bronze Level Sponsor

Green Level Sponsor

All NDEW 2024 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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